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Thank you to woman near hospital

Daily Echo:

11:32am Monday 1st September 2014

ON THURSDAY, April 11 last year my daughter and I were in desperate circumstances, walking near Southampton General Hospital.

Have your say at annual community safety event

Daily Echo:

11:26am Monday 1st September 2014

ANTISOCIAL behaviour is a key concern for many residents across Southampton and one which many residents contact me about as a ward councillor.

Can you help identify mystery ‘web’ on plant?

Daily Echo:

11:15am Monday 1st September 2014

EACH summer at my mother’s home a mystery blanket of what appears to be a web, pictured above, envelops this plant.

My solution to hospital meals problem

Daily Echo:

11:12am Monday 1st September 2014

WHEN I was in hospital my food was cooked up north, frozen and reconstituted in the hospital.

Squat for a healthy bowel

Daily Echo: A picture of the toilet by @TomPapworth

11:10am Monday 1st September 2014

DAILY Echo, August 28, Don’t suffer in silence has introduced open season on this subject.

So £28K for rent is not enough for MP?

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:08am Monday 1st September 2014

I NOTE that one of our illustrious MPs says that the £28,000 per year allowance to rent accommodation in London that he receives is not enough.

Plea for lights

Daily Echo: Gamallt traffic lights to go

11:07am Monday 1st September 2014

ROAD planners make roads dangerous.

We will keep on about these cuts

Daily Echo: Councillors Keith Morrell and Don Thomas

11:05am Monday 1st September 2014

LABOUR Councillor Burke either did not understand what he was voting for, or is deliberately making mischief, when he accuses us (Letters, August 25) of voting at a recent council meeting against a new pay structure for the council’s staff.

‘No Cuts’ pair sailed under false colours

Daily Echo: Councillors Keith Morrell and Don Thomas

4:03pm Friday 29th August 2014

COUNCILLORS D Thomas and K Morrell put themselves forward to be elected as representatives of the Labour Party and its policies, on the basis of which they were duly elected.

Call on EU to repair roads

Daily Echo: Pot hole, poor road surface. A pothole in Church Street, Epsom

4:02pm Friday 29th August 2014

A COUPLE of years ago I visited the Portuguese Atlantic Islands of the Azores.

‘Insulted’ by bag letter

Daily Echo: BAG IT: a Morrisons plastic carrier bag inside a shopping trolly could soon be a thing of the past with a mandatory 5p charge

4:01pm Friday 29th August 2014

AS a supermarket cashier I find Duncan White’s letter (August 21) to be insulting.

Don’t suffer in silence – we’re here to help

Daily Echo:

12:59pm Thursday 28th August 2014

WE know that many people up and down the country are suffering in silence because they are too embarrassed to talk about their poo.

We already have these schemes...

Daily Echo: Tesco logo

12:34pm Thursday 28th August 2014

IN the Daily Echo comment section, you refer to Romsey being against the Tesco development at Broadlands and the potential jobs the supermarket would bring.

Find the facts on rules of the roads for cyclists

Daily Echo:

12:27pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE recent letter “Seeing the darker side of cycling” is yet again another example of people getting angry or frustrated without ascertaining a little wider knowledge.

Time to move on from this old-fashioned EU

Daily Echo:

11:48am Thursday 28th August 2014

LIBERAL DEMOCRAT word-spinner Richard Grant (In My View, August 20) says “embrace the European Union and be part of the global experience”.

Net loss for Scots?

Daily Echo: Business leaders do not think Alex Salmond has made a strong business case for Scottish independence.

11:37am Thursday 28th August 2014

SHOULD Scotland decide upon independence, will users of the Internet have to stop using co.uk as part of their address?

Will we need passport control for Scotland?

Daily Echo:

11:35am Thursday 28th August 2014

WHEN Scotland get their vote to stay in or leave the UK, if the vote is to leave the UK will people travelling to Scotland have to go through customs or passport control?

‘I say no to the manipulative European Union’

Daily Echo: The EU affects all of us

10:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

AT the risk of making myself a target for DR Smith, I must take issue with the aggressive description of UKIP and its supporters (Letters August 21).

I would be in support of a referendum

Daily Echo: Tory leader Royston Smith.

1:12pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE idea of a referendum seems to me to be a good idea. We have a referendum on the Government and the opposition every four or five years.

Discipline in young people should come from home

Daily Echo:

1:10pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WATCHING a TV programme of mods and rockers set in the fabulous 60s, I wonder if that decade was the start of the deterioration of our younger generation.

Festival needed more maritime elements

Daily Echo:

1:07pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THANK you to the organisers of the Southampton Maritime Festival.

Reunion is chance to meet old shipmates

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

1:04pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THANK you again local newspapers, like this one, for printing my letters about reuniting those who have served together in the Royal Navy.

Tesco opposition

Daily Echo: Tesco logo

1:02pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

ONE of our key objections was that Broadlands Tesco would have jeopardized existing retailers in Romsey town centre.

Stop bashing UKIP

Daily Echo:

2:46pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

RE Richard Grant’s missive.

UKIP on the rise

Daily Echo: UKIP logo  (7942121)

2:44pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

RICHARD Grant’s comment that UKIP are just troublemakers is absurd.

Message to the UKIP bashers

Daily Echo:

2:41pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

I SEE those tireless UKIP-bashers, Richard Grant and DR Smith, are at it again (Letters, August 20, 21 and 23).

Maggie was right

Daily Echo: Margaret Thatcher

2:37pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FURTHER to recent correspondence on the EU, as usual Margaret Thatcher put it correctly, if undiplomatically.

Referendum will not cost city

Daily Echo: Cllr Royston Smith.

2:35pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

D R Smith’s latest attack on Conservative candidate for Southampton Itchen and councillor for Harefield Royston Smith has many inaccuracies that need correcting.

Candidate should be local

Daily Echo: Rowenna Davis

2:28pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ONCE again I find myself disagreeing with the views and sentiments of D R Smith and his hostile attitude to Royston Smith in his quest to become MP for Southampton East as opposed to Labour’s offering of Londoner Rowenna Davis.

Stop attacking Conservatives

Daily Echo: Tory opposition leader Royston Smith

2:27pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

MR D R Smith has such a hatred of Conservative politicians that he will stop at absolutely nothing to try to damage their reputation publicly.

Let me set record straight

Daily Echo: Royston Smith

2:23pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

I APPEAR to have upset D R Smith (no relation thank goodness) by pointing out the fact that I am the local candidate for the Southampton Itchen constituency in the forthcoming general election (In My View, August 19).

Disabled-friendly housing

2:11pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

LEONARD Cheshire Disability has recently found that thousands of people across the country are being forced to wash at their kitchen sinks, sleep in their living rooms, or use commodes because their homes are not disabled-friendly.

These exams are not easy

Daily Echo:

2:09pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

I WOULD like to congratulate all Southampton pupils on their GCSE results.

Seeing the darker side of cycling

Daily Echo:

2:06pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THERE are many letters printed in the Daily Echo extolling the virtues of cycling.

Rail fare rise is ‘anti-passenger’

Daily Echo: Less that half of travellers satisfied with South West Trains

2:04pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

I HAVE always been an enthusiastic railway user but luckily not a commuter.

NHS is being sold off

Daily Echo: Hospital patients face no additional risks at weekends says surgeon Tim Underwood

4:19pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

LABOUR and the present government have issued £13 billion in private contracts such as Burger King, cleaning, security, cancer care, the list is endless, for the NHS.

Money must be earned

Daily Echo: ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE: Chancellor George Osborne makes a keynote speech at the Science and Industry in Manchester today

4:56pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

IT is obviously, good news that the number of people out of work, has continued to fall under the present coalition Government.

Vital security checks

Daily Echo: Rowenna Davis

4:54pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

I SEE Rowenna Davis has contributed to your “In My View” (Letters, August 8). She speaks a good deal of sense concerning changes to the law regard private hire vehicle drivers.

Toothbus raised a smile

Daily Echo:

4:52pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE “Toothbus” by the Bargate Southampton is a valuable resource and more people should use it.

Pothole victory was due to the efforts of local residents

Daily Echo: 30,000 potholes fixed since winter

4:23pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

WE have come to expect unenthusiastic comments from D R Smith towards myself and Cllr Keith Morrell and that’s all fine and dandy to a degree, but his recent letter (“Not deep enough” potholes a nuisance, Daily Echo, August 16) seems sadly to becoming more spiteful and even quite nasty claiming we are “surreptitious”.

It is 60 years since our troops vacated Trieste

Daily Echo: Scuttled ships in Trieste Bay in the Adriatic, March 1944

4:27pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

 IN this year when so many people are remembering the start of The First WorldWar and the anniversary of the Normandy invasion, may I remind folks of another anniversary?

Scottish pound?

Daily Echo:

4:16pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THERE is much debate about what currency Scotland will have should independence be voted for in the referendum next month.

Planning questions

Daily Echo:

4:13pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

READING “Retirement Plans Thrown Out” (Daily Echo, August 15), the reasons cited made me wonder how the plans for the demolished Chapel were allowed to be replaced by a Holy Institute (mosque).

Happy in the Forest

Daily Echo: New Forest at your finger tips: how a new app is helping visitors make the most of the national park

4:11pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A NEW Forest Pony or a Hamble Airfield Horse? If I was a horse, I think I know what I’d rather be! A New Forest pony every time.

Being local is not important

Daily Echo: Tory opposition leader Royston Smith

5:47pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

I HAVE just received Royston Smith’s latest election flyer, the only thing of note it contains is the fact he is a “local boy”.

It’s not fair on the horses

Daily Echo: Investigation into horses being dumped at Hamble Airfield

5:45pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

I APPRECIATE some of the suggestions in Ms MacGillivray’s letter entitled: ‘Horses are not necessarily suffering’ (Daily Echo, August 15).

Well done to our gold standard students

Daily Echo: Pictures from Hampshire schools and colleges as students pick up their A Level results.

5:45pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

ON behalf of Hampshire County Council, I would like to congratulate all post-16 students in Hampshire on their success. Provisional results suggest that we can celebrate another excellent year for post-16 outcomes across the county, with an improvement in both A-level and vocational results.

Where are the buses we need in our area?

Daily Echo: LIFELINE: Many pensioners depend on their local bus services.

5:43pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

WITH reference to the article in Friday’s Daily Echo concerning “More buses thanks to £2.7m boost”, most areas of Southampton especially Millbrook, Shirley and Thornhill already have more than enough buses.

Cuts already happening

Daily Echo:

5:42pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

JOE Lockyer stated (Letters, August 15) “If the council does nothing and the debts get bigger, eventually Eric Pickles will step in and impose draconian cuts to our services”.

We should be expanding, not shrinking

Daily Echo: REACHING OUT: Alex Salmond offers Scotland a choice

5:38pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

SHOULD the people of Scotland decide to vote for independence, next month, what happens if Alex Salmond and his SNP then lose their majority at the General Election in 2015?



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